21 April 2017

Sweater Therapy plus Filament No. 2 trunk show



Today we are doing a little therapy session

Let's talk about perfection, mistakes, honesty, and practice.

Filament No. 2

Plus I have the Filament No. 2 trunk in-house, so how about a little show? You can order your print copy here or the ebook on Ravelry here.



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Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen
P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtag #kdsweater
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Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi
Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover
Purchase the Season Three pattern, Basic Cable
Premium Cable and The Sweater Collection coming soon!
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Sweater Therapy + Filament No. 2 trunk show


Today we are doing a little therapy session! Let's talk about perfection, mistakes, honesty, and practice.

 

Plus I have the Filament No. 2 trunk in-house, so how about a little show? You can order your print copy from http://www.knitfilament.com or the ebook at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/filament-no-2-spring-2017

 

::Filament No. 2::

-Constance in Rowan's Kidsilk Haze http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/constance-14

-Floralia Cowl and Mitts in Harrisville Wool & Silk http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/floralia-cowl http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/floralia-mitts

-Fortuny Wrap in Woolen Rabbit Opal http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fortuny

-Gather Ye Rosebuds socks in Dream In Color Smooshy http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gather-ye-rosebuds-3

-Louche in Dye For Yarn Papersilk http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/louche-3

-Naiad in Swan's Island Merino Silk Lace http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/naiad-3

-Rosarium in Rauma Finulgarn http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rosarium-2

-Whistler Pink in Jo Sharp Mulberry Silk Georgette http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/whistler-pink

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter.

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtag #kdsweater

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Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

 

Purchase the Season Three pattern, Basic Cable: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

 

Premium Cable and The Sweater Collection coming soon!

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20 April 2017

The Santorini Collection


Welcome to the Santorini Collection in collaboration with Juniper Moon Fibers!


Last summer I designed a group of patterns that would be perfect to knit before, during, or after a trip to the island of Santorini. JMF has some great summer yarns (linens and cottons), as well as lovely wool and alpaca blend yarns, which were a great jumping off point for items to pack in your suitcase, knit on the ferry, or simply remind you of a special place. All the yarns in this collection come in gorgeous hues, but I stuck to the classic blues and white of Greece to tie all the patterns together.

From left to right, top to bottom:

  • Akrotiri - a three-color cowl with a variety of stitch patterns in Findley DK (merino silk) and the site of a Bronze Age town preserved in ash from the great volcanic eruption
  • Assyrtyko - a cap-sleeve tee with stitch pattern reminiscent of grapes in Zooey DK (cotton/linen) and a grape varietal found on the island
  • Atlantis - a bottom-up long-sleeve raglan pullover with openwork bands in Zooey Twist (cotton/linen) and the storied identity of Santorini in ancient times
  • Caldera - a poncho with openwork details in Cumulus (cotton) and the main draw, view-wise, of Santorini
  • Faros - a bottom-up raglan cardigan with diamond lace detail in Cumulus (cotton) and the lighthouse at the southern tip of the island
  • Imerovigli - a striped circular yoke pullover with contrasting deep collar and cuffs in Dromedary (merino/camel) and beautiful village on the island popular with honeymooners
  • Kamari - top-down triangle shawl with garter-stitch bands in Moonshine (alpaca/wool/silk) and a beautiful black-sand beach on the east side of the island
  • Mati - a center-out circular blanket with rings of three colors in Neve (cotton) and the charm against the evil eye found everywhere in Greece
  • Nea Komeni - a hat and fingerless mitts set with ribbon lace panel in Dromedary (merino/camel) and the volcanic island in the center of the caldera
  • Oia - a wide-stripe shawl with zigzag lace in Findley (silk/merino) and the famous sunset town with marble sidewalks and photogenic windmills
  • Perissa - a three-color stole with ribbon lace in Moonshine (alpaca/wool/silk) and one of Santorini's beaches
  • Perivolos - a shrug/bolero/skirt with diamond lace and multiple ways to wear in Zooey Twist (cotton/linen) and another special Santorini beach
  • Therasia - a bias-knit skirt with i-cord tie in Zooey Twist (cotton/linen) and an island in the caldera with a monastery and small cycladic village
Putting this collection together was so much fun. There is something for just about every knitter here. Let me know your favorite in the comments. To get your copy of the patterns, visit the Ravelry bundle page (or click the pattern name links individually) or ask your LYS to stock patterns from Juniper Moon Fibers/KFI.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen

14 April 2017

Faros is the kind of cardigan you throw on any time - as part of an outfit or over your swimming suit. Knit from the bottom up in a diamond lace pattern that's easy to work and provides natural air conditioning, Faros is great in @junipermoonfarm Cumulus. Did you know that Faros means lighthouse in Greek? There is a lovely lighthouse at the southwest point of Santorini with amazing sunset views - perfect place to wear this sweater! Check out all the travel-worthy pieces in the Santorini collection in the profile link.


Faros is the kind of cardigan you throw on any time - as part of an outfit or over your swimming suit. Knit from the bottom up in a diamond lace pattern that's easy to work and provides natural air conditioning, Faros is great in @junipermoonfarm Cumulus. Did you know that Faros means lighthouse in Greek? There is a lovely lighthouse at the southwest point of Santorini with amazing sunset views - perfect place to wear this sweater! Check out all the travel-worthy pieces in the Santorini collection in the profile link. #iftttkd via Instagram http://bit.ly/2oHri2m

16 March 2017

Would you be interested in a pattern collection for the first year of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames? I'm working on putting something together for you. If there's something you would like me to cover in print about Sweater Knitting, let me know. #sweaterknitting #thesweater #kdsweater


Would you be interested in a pattern collection for the first year of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames? I'm working on putting something together for you. If there's something you would like me to cover in print about Sweater Knitting, let me know. #sweaterknitting #thesweater #kdsweater #iftttkd via Instagram http://bit.ly/2mwRub7

06 February 2017

An Aran for Frederick KAL


Are you knitting along on An Aran for Frederick? Today I'm sharing some tips on sweater knitting that will help you successfully create your own hybrid yoke Aran.

If you have questions, comments, or just want to let us know "I'm in!", join us over in the Ravelry thread: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/3545217/

Don't yet have your own copy of An Aran for Frederick? Purchase your copy here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/an-aran-for-frederick

Prefer An Aran for Anne (the sweater Kathleen is wearing)? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/an-aran-for-anne

Premium Cable is coming soon, so be sure you are subscribed to The Sweater newsletter to be the first to know when it is available: http://eepurl.com/bKrYOz

In whatever way you came to this podcast episode (and the KAL), thank you so much for being here. Many of you joined us through the #strongertogether and #knitterspayitforward hashtags when I gave away thousands of patterns in November to put some good into the world. I hope that you are joining me in doing just that in whatever way you can. Each of us knows that piling up those stitches/deeds leads to wonderful things, so keep up the good work.

Happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
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13 January 2017

The Sweater with Kathleen Dames | Season Three, Episode Twelve : The Swe...



Yay! Party Time! I finished my sweater and love how it turned out. How is it going with yours? The pattern for Premium Cable will be published soon, and I will let you know when it is available in my Ravelry shop in an upcoming newsletter. If you still have questions about your sweater, ask in the Ravelry forum: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathle... 

Interested in joining the Aran for Frederick KAL mentioned in today’s episode? More information in this Ravelry thread: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathle... 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libra... 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable
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*Free pattern available until 25 October 2016. After that use the discount code THESWEATER when purchasing Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop (take 20% off the price, expires 16 January 2017): http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathlee... 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libra... 

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libra... 
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Lady Jane is wearing Basic Cable in Malabrigo Rios, colorway: Reflecting Pool. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libra... 
Lady Jane is ALSO wearing An Aran for Frederick in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, colorway: Nest. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libra... 
Kathleen is wearing Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in Scrimshaw and Au Naturel. Pattern coming soon!

Yarn info:
-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/ - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways
-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames 
instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/ 
twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames 
ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kath... 
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The Sweater with Kathleen Dames | Season Three, Episode Twelve : The Sweater


 

Yay! Party Time! I finished my sweater and love how it turned out. How is it going with yours? The pattern for Premium Cable will be published soon, and I will let you know when it is available in my Ravelry shop in an upcoming newsletter. If you still have questions about your sweater, ask in the Ravelry forum: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/topics/3561299

 

Interested in joining the Aran for Frederick KAL mentioned in today’s episode? More information in this Ravelry thread: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathleen-dames-design/3545217/

 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!

xoxo, Kathleen

P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable

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*Free pattern available until 25 October 2016. After that use the discount code THESWEATER when purchasing Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop (take 20% off the price, expires 16 January 2017): http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathleen-dames-design

 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/solstice-cardi

 

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/purly-pullover

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Lady Jane is wearing Basic Cable in Malabrigo Rios, colorway: Reflecting Pool. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-cable-2

Lady Jane is ALSO wearing An Aran for Frederick in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, colorway: Nest. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/an-aran-for-frederick

Kathleen is wearing Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in Scrimshaw and Au Naturel. Pattern coming soon!

 

Yarn info:

-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/  - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways

-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway

 

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames

instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/

twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames

ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kathleen-dames

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDamesDesign

music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher

 

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06 January 2017

The Sweater with Kathleen Dames | Season Three, Episode Eleven : The Block



Are you ready for a new sweater? How about some cables? You’re in luck! Today is the preview episode for Season Three of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames. We will be knitting Basic Cable over the course of 12 weeks. Well, you’ll be knitting Basic Cable, and I will be working on a new design, Premium Cable, which has some of the same elements (so I can show you what we are talking about) but with an extra kick. I’m so excited and hope you are too! Visit the episode thread in the Kathleen Dames Design Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kathle... 

If you haven’t already, visit http://www.kathleendames.com/thesweater to sign up for the newsletter and get your free Basic Cable pattern*. Your link to download the PDF will be in your Welcome email. Be sure to create your project page on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libra... 

Thanks for being here, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen
P.S. Share your project on social media with hashtags #kdsweater and #basiccable
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UPDATE *Free pattern available until 25 October 2016. After that use the discount code THESWEATER when purchasing Basic Cable from my Ravelry shop (code expires 6 January 2017): http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kathlee... 

Purchase the Season One pattern, Solstice Cardi, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libra... 

Purchase the Season Two pattern, Purly Pullover, from my Ravelry shop: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libra... 
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Yarn info:
-Spirit Trail Fiberworks http://www.spirit-trail.net/ - Kathleen will be knitting her Premium Cable in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in the Au Naturel and Scrimshaw colorways
-Malabrigo Yarn http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/ - the original Basic Cable was knit in Malabrigo Rios in the Reflecting Pool colorway

periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/kathleendames 
instagram: https://instagram.com/kathleendames/ 
twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleendames 
ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kath... 
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenDame... 
music: Cafe Parisien with accordion iStock.com/frobisher